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Gunn's Motor Camp

Hollyford Valley, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9640, New Zealand
Gunn's Motor Camp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Holywell, United Kingdom
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203 reviews 203 reviews
20 hotel reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stopped at Gunns Camp as a "pass through" visit on the way back from an organised coach trip from Te Anau to Milford Sound. We drove for a few kilometres down a forest lane and stopped for about 30 minutes at the camp to look around. The camp is set beside a crystal clear stream and in a very... More 

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De Haan, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Friendly proprietors, reasonable price (for tenting), and lovely surroundings, as you are in the middle of the woods and right beside the river. Lights do go out at 10, which seems reasonable, as they generate their own energy. Lovely hot showers, nice big lounge with fireplace and screens to keep the sandflies away. However, it would have been nice to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A campsite full of old school charm and character yet outfitted with modern facilities and great hosts. I can safely say you won’t find another campsite like this. Loved our stay here especially the hot showers. Must admit that the wood burning heater was unexpected yet the most reliable I’ve encountered on my travels. If you’re into fur, get one... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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81 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed here for a night after our trip to Milford Sound. The accommodation is pretty old as expected. The room was quite cold and small. The kitchen was small for the amount of people staying there. We had to wait for ages to use a cooker. All the electricity runs on a generator which they knock off at 10... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A very unique accommodation option, the surrounding bush and the history of the place was lovely to see, and also the historic cabins were pretty cool with fire places etc.. The camp was simply very overpriced for what it was, $150 per night for a very simple cabin, no cooking supplies in the communal kitchen and the cookers/lighters wouldn't work... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a unique experience for sure; being in the middle of nowhere with no electricity after 10pm. I didn't wander much outside the camp but the scenery was really beautiful. It was chilly and drizzling most of the time but I managed to stay in a hut by myself without a working heater. The owners were very accomodating and... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

You know when you find a place and you feel you just nailed it? That´s the exact feeling I had when staying at Gunn´s Motor Camp. We were looking for something cheap and confortable to stay, I didn´t want to stay near the Sound, since it is too busy, expensive and loud. Gunn´s camp it is a perfect spot, you... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have stayed here twice, once prior to tramping the Hollyford track and recently when we had a fishing trip to Milford sound. There is a newish well equipped (ie gas cookers, log fire, plenty of table space) kitchen block, but take your own cooking pots, cutlery etc. The sleeping hut (historic huts), was warmly heated by a woodburner with... More 

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Nambour
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Having looked down on Gunn's Camp from the Harris Saddle we have often wondered about it - looks like a chess board from the Routeburn Track! It is a typically, quirky Kiwi situation. My husband stayed there recently for a couple of days at the end of the Hollyford Track. He found it delightful and fun. It does have a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stayed here as part of a group tour! We got in late that evening & out first thing the next morning. Nice fire and kitchen area. The room we had was like an igloo, had to sleep fully clothed it was that cold. Heater didn't offer much heat at all. Bunk beds are made of solid wood an with a... More 

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